We Could Stop Illegal Immigration Tomorrow: STOP All Remittances

Too bad we don’t have politicians with guts in Washington, D.C. because there’s a clear way to get the attention of the Mexican government and have them stop their citizens from entering our country illegally.

Remittances, or wire transfers such as Western Union Moneygrams from the United States represent the second largest source of income for Mexico. In 2009, Mexican workers, mostly illegal aliens, sent home $21.2 billion in such transfers. Remittances are second only to Mexico’s oil industry in the amount of revenue produced, which is one of the chief reasons the Mexican government has no interest in working with U.S. authorities to police our common border.

Furthermore, according to the Inter-American Development Bank, all of Latin America received $69.2 billion in remittances from the U.S. in 2009 alone.

Thus, dispelling the myth that illegal aliens contribute to our economy. The fact is, that the overwhelming amount of the wages earned by illegal aliens is not spent in this country, but simply sent back home.

If it were up to us, we’d BAN ALL WIRE TRANSFERS TO MEXICO and beyond until they used the same amount of effort to keep their people from entering the United States as they did keeping Central Americans from entering Mexico to settle, right? Letting them in to go to the U.S. (as is happening today) is another issue altogether.

For those pushing that dubious “6.1 million” number of illegals from Mexico, if all of them were sending money home, they’d each be sending an average of $3,475 for each man, woman, and child here. Since not all of them are sending money, the dollar amount per illegal being sent back per year would have to be much higher and unrealistic, again IF you believe that 6.1 million tally.

Then again, stopping all transfers until the Mexican government got it’s act together would give them something to think about.

As of now, they jettison their uneducated and unskilled and get paid for it.

The United States gets screwed again.

UPDATE

The numbers keep getting larger.

Mexicans sent home $26.1 billion from January to November 2017, according to figures released Tuesday by the central bank of Mexico. That’s the most ever recorded and better than the $24.1 billion sent in 2016 over the same period. Barring a major setback in December, the total annual figure for 2017 is on pace to hit another record high.

Remittances are one of Mexico’s top sources of foreign income, outpacing oil exports, which totaled $18.5 billion between January and October, according to the most recent figures available at the Bank of Mexico. Manufacturing exports are the top source of foreign income for Mexico.
CNN Business, 1/2/18

And cutting off those remittances would likely do what…?

UPDATE

New numbers are in that kinda’ differ with what we were issued before, then again numbers are always sketchy when it comes to anything concerning illegal immigration.


Immigrants from the three Central American nation’s sourcing many illegal border crossers sent a record amount of money home last year, bringing the total this decade to $120 billion.
Washington Examiner, 3/20/19

Bottom line is we know what would get the undivided attention of the offending nations. It’s just a question of who in the United States will be ready to push the cutoff button.

UPDATE

Too bad this wasn’t considered when the unprecedented wave of “unaccompanied children” came years ago.

The White House is planning on targeting remittance payments made by illegal immigrants in the wake of an ongoing migrant flood at the U.S. southern border, a senior administration official told reporters Tuesday.

The plans to target remittance payments come amid a broader shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and future executive actions designed to curb illegal immigration. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is being considered to replace outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, told Breitbart, “The threat I propose is one that actually helps us if we follow through on it. That is the threat of ending remittances from the majority of people in the United States from Mexico who are here illegally,” adding “they don’t want to risk losing that massive flow of foreign capital. In most years, it’s their second biggest source of foreign capital.”
Daily Caller, 4/9/19

You know, THIS will get Mexico’s attention.